Posts Tagged ‘Roe v. Wade’

Abortions provided by virtual-only clinics spike since Dobbs

Monday, October 30th, 2023

The number of legal abortions provided by virtual-only clinics via abortion pill prescriptions spiked 72% in the year following the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v Wade. This is according to a report by #WeCount, a research project by the Society of Family Planning, a group that supports legal abortion. The study is notable because Read more

What is the sound of a woman leaving the Church?

Monday, October 9th, 2023

A famous Zen koan asks: What is the sound of one hand clapping? A contemporary spiritual riddle might inquire: What is the sound of a woman leaving the Church? Neither has an answer. There is only silence. I re-entered Catholicism with some trepidation, overpowered by a longing I could not name. Intellectually, I understood that Read more

Archdiocese cancels annual Youth Rally and Mass for Life

Thursday, November 17th, 2022
Youth Rally

The Archdiocese of Washington, DC, has cancelled its annual Youth Rally and Mass for Life. Both are usually held in conjunction with the national March for Life in Washington DC. “After a consultation process that involved dialogue with other dioceses, ministry leaders, and the partners who assist the archdiocese in hosting the annual rally and Read more

US bishops need to acknowledge collateral damage from Dobbs win

Monday, November 14th, 2022

Just war theory requires that combatants have not only a just cause, but also that they wage their war in a just way. Thus, Catholic teaching about conflict condemns direct attacks on civilians or even the disproportionate killing of civilians as collateral damage in an attack on a military target. In other words, you cannot Read more

More than 10,000 babies saved after overturn of Roe

Thursday, November 3rd, 2022

More than 10,000 unborn babies are alive today because of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, a new report by a pro-abortion group suggests. Society of Family Planning’s #WeCount initiative reported on Friday that there were 5,270 fewer abortions in July and 5,400 fewer in August after the court’s June 24 ruling Read more

Google employee union petitions search engine to suppress results for pro-life pregnancy centres

Monday, August 22nd, 2022

Employees at Google’s parent company are urging the search engine to suppress results for pro-life crisis pregnancy centres, according to a petition sent on Monday by the company union to Alphabet Inc CEO Sundar Pichai. In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe V Wade, more than 650 employees at Alphabet Inc Read more

Pro-life panelists see unintended consequences from Dobbs decision

Monday, July 18th, 2022

Pro-life Catholics are concerned about unintended consequences from the US Supreme Court’s Dobbs v Jackson decision that overturned the 49-year old Roe v Wade ruling. Panel members who spoke at a July 14 Georgetown University forum are among them. “The Dobbs decision did not feel like any kind of victory, because I find myself concerned Read more

Life begins at conception

Monday, July 4th, 2022
Life begins at conception

It’s universally accepted that life begins at conception. To quote the American College of Pediatricians: “At fertilisation, the human being emerges as a whole, genetically distinct, individuated zygotic living human organism, a member of the species Homo sapiens, needing only the proper environment in order to grow and develop. The difference between the individual in Read more

NZ immigration websites hit with thousands of American visitors

Monday, July 4th, 2022
NZ Immigration websites

NZ immigration websites have been hit by thousands of visits from US citizens since the Supreme Court’s decision on abortion law. The Court struck down a 50 year old decision (called Roe v. Wade). That decision legalised abortion on a federal basis. The upshot is individual states can now ban the procedure. Since the Supreme Read more

Religious abortion-rights advocates prepare next steps

Thursday, June 30th, 2022

Religious abortion-rights advocates in the US are planning their next move following the judgement against the right to abortion. One advocate is Jody Rabhan, chief policy officer for the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW). She and other members of her organisation are “absolutely devastated, shocked and angry,” she says. “This is not the end. Read more